Pain Management

Bioengineers use magnetic force to manage chronic pain

UCLA bioengineers have demonstrated that a gel-like material containing tiny magnetic particles could be used to manage chronic pain from disease or injury. Broadly, the study demonstrates...

What to do when your child has a headache

Headaches aren’t fun, no matter a patient’s age. But when the headache sufferer is a child, the discomfort can put added anxiety on a parent...
Vitamin D supplements could help pain management

Vitamin D supplements could help pain management

Vitamin D supplements combined with good sleeping habits may help manage pain-related diseases. One recent paper published in the Journal of Endocrinology, reviews published research on...
Why U.S. doctors love opioids and hate marijuana for chronic pain

Why U.S. doctors love opioids and hate marijuana for chronic pain?

The opioid epidemic is well documented, yet physicians still are wary about whether cannabinoids are better options for chronic pain. Neither is a perfect...
Chronic pain linked to increased dementia risk

Chronic pain linked to increased dementia risk

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age. They are more likely...
What’s behind the heartbreaking risk of anti-inflammatory drugs

What’s behind the heartbreaking risk of anti-inflammatory drugs?

Researchers have known for more than a decade that the risk of heart disease and stroke increases when people take pain relievers like ibuprofen...
Why head and face pain causes more suffering

Why head and face pain causes more suffering

Hate headaches? The distress you feel is not all in your—well, head. People consistently rate pain of the head, face, eyeballs, ears and teeth as...
What you should know about opioid and older people

What you should know about opioid and older people

Nearly a third of older adults have received a prescription for an opioid pain medicine in the past two years, but many of them...
What leads to opioid misuse?

What leads to opioid misuse?

In a recent study, researchers find the risk factors that place patients at an increased chance of prolonged opioid use. The study was conducted by...
How to protect your back

How to protect your back

If you suffer from back pain or other back problems on a regular basis, you need to do something to protect your back. Many things...